Friday, November 08, 2013

John Cole

A proper old-school journalist and fabulously articulate and lyrical bloke who I always enjoyed seeing and hearing on telly.

A definite one-off and the kind of chap to challenge the moaners from Middle (Southern) England who are sadly still with us.  They wrote to the BBC in droves to complain they couldn't understand him - but only because they were too blinkered and ignorant to try.  

By his sheer forcefulness he blazed a trail for those of us without RP (Southern English) accents to be accepted further afield without (too much) ridicule, even if he had to put up with plenty himself.

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